CLEP now offers test takers the option to take a CLEP exam at home with remote proctoring. Below is more information about testing remotely.
About CLEP Exams with Remote Proctoring
Each CLEP exam taken with remote proctoring has the same timing, content, format, and on-screen experience as the test you would take at a CLEP test center. You will be proctored remotely by a human proctor.
Remote Proctoring with Proctortrack by Verificient
Remote proctoring is provided by a third-party company called Verificient Technologies, Inc., which operates Proctortrack by Verificient, an identity verification and remote proctoring system.
To participate in remote proctoring, you must have:
- A computer (PC only, no Macs)
- A webcam
- A speaker
- A microphone
- A white board or one sheet of paper in a transparent sheet protector and a dry erase marker for note taking
- A quiet, secure testing environment
Who's Eligible for Remote Proctoring
To take a CLEP exam with remote proctoring, you must meet the following requirements:
- Be 13 years old or older (18 years old or older if located in the state of Illinois).
- Be located in the U.S. (excludes U.S. territories) or be DANTES-funded.*
- Your computer and testing room must meet equipment and environment requirements as well as Proctortrack technical requirements for remote proctoring.
If you aren't eligible for remote proctoring, you can still take a CLEP exam at a CLEP test center. Use the CLEP test center search tool to find one near you.
Accommodations for Remote-Proctored Exams
If you have a learning or physical disability that would prevent you from taking a remote-proctored CLEP exam under standard conditions, you may request accommodations through College Board's Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD). You may either request your accommodations through your school or request them without going through your school.
Accommodations available with remote-proctored CLEP exams include:
- Screen magnification
- Modifiable screen colors
- Extended time
- Untimed rest breaks
Approved accommodations that don't impact the CLEP testing platform, such as permission for food, drinks, or medication and permission to test blood sugar, can also be used with remote-proctored CLEP exams as long as the test taker stays within view of the proctor.
All additional accommodations are available for testing only in test centers.
We recommend submitting your accommodations request two months in advance of when you're planning to test. You won't be able to complete your exam registration with remote proctoring until College Board approves your accommodations. Students receive notice of all decisions via postal mail.
Once approved, you can log back in to the CLEP My Account Registration Portal to finish where you left off.
Taking Exams with Remote Proctoring
To take a CLEP exam with remote proctoring, you’ll need to do the following:
- Review the remote proctoring equipment and environment requirements to make sure you can take a CLEP exam with remote proctoring.
- Register for your remote-proctored exam on the CLEP My Account Registration Portal.
- Schedule your exam with Proctortrack.
- Download and install ETS Online Test application. You'll need this on test day so that the proctor can log you in to the Unify Test Launcher to start your exam.
- Review what to expect for exam day. Make sure you have everything you need for test day and that your equipment and software are working as they should.
- Take your exam. Sign in at your scheduled appointment time and have your government-issued ID ready to show to your proctor.